X-ray mobiles cont.
Marie created 20 mobile x-ray machines and over 200 stationary machines
Marie also invented tiny glass tubes that were filled with radon ( a radioactive gas)
Doctors would insert the tubes in patients at spots where the radiation would destroy diseased tissue
After the War ended in 1918 Marie spent a lot of time with her two daughters Irene and Eve
After the War cont.
After two or three years with her daughters she resumed her work with radium at the Paris institute
Marie had been working at the radium institute in good health for almost 12 years
She began to notice burns on her hands and her failing eyesight somewhere around 1932
Marie’s blood had been weakened by her constant exposure to radium
This caused her to catch aplastic anemia
Late Life cont.
Marie eventually contracted leukemia and died on July 14, 1934
Marie was awarded numerous small awards during her life such as having her picture placed on a stamp!
Marie was awarded the Nobel prize in physics in 1903 for her work with X-rays
She was also awarded the Nobel prize in chemistry in 1911 for her work with radium
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